Golden Rock

Join many in the pilgrimage up Mt. Kyaiktiyo, a sacred hill in Mon state. Here you will see why the pagoda known as Golden Rock has astonished worshippers and travelers alike. Perched on the very edge of the hill, is an enormous granite boulder masked in gold leaves affixed there by devotees. Legend holds that this gravity defying rock rests on the hill by the very strand of Buddha's hair. Observe the lighting of candles, meditation and offerings to the Buddha as men endeavor to cross a bridge over a gorge to fasten golden leaves on to the Golden Rock.